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Swiss Canyon Trail

09-Jun-2018 Couvet, Neuchatel, Switzerland

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105KM / 65Miles
2 Days - 1500 Runners

Alternate Distances: 75KM/47M 45KM/28M 25KM/16M

DIFFICULTY Race Difficulty Advanced  

Entry From €25 CHF

The Swiss Canyon Trail is a race like no other.

This is not some empty slogan or vacuous remark. It’s a genuine statement.

While some races are defined by the ascent of a peak, a given view or technical challenge, the Swiss Canyon Trail (comprising the Trail de l'Absinthe) is characterized by its energizing spirit. 2018 marks the 23rd edition and the first of the new 105km Swiss Canyon Ultra Trail.

This is the land of the Green Fairy - Switzerland's absinthe valley - of dreams, of myth and legend, of rugged mountains and canyons, waterfalls and gorges, of luscious green forests and charming streams. It’s akin to running through a scene from the Lord of Rings with frequent 360 degree views of Switzerland. The courses are relentless with constant switches from climbing to descending.

Remote, rugged, with mystery always present.

The 2018 race, through its K105 (ultra) course, offers a wider range of natural wonders from cascades to cliffs to canyons and ever more challenging terrain. Other distances include 75km (the Trail de l'Absinthe), 45km, 25km and the 45km distance as a 3-leg relay.

Register here: https://www.mso-chrono.ch/en/2018/973-swiss-canyon-trail-8-9-10-juin
Event website: http://swisscanyontrail.com

 

 

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Beginner

Elevation: Very little change < 500 metres. Benign running terrain, not technical.

Suitable for: First ultra runners completing a marathon or doing regular long distance running in the last six months.

Intermediate

Elevation: Increase of up to 1000 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed at least one ultra distance race (or similar event) or are doing long distance running (>26 miles) regularly, with elevation shown.

Advanced

Elevation: Increase of up to 1500 metres

Suitable for: Runners who have completed several ultra distances or similar events, or are doing long distance running regularly, with elevation shown.

Expert

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with some challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity or heat) and or technical terrain

Suitable for: Experienced runners who have completed at least regular ultra distances in last 12 months, or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races may be subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Check with the race organiser regarding entry requirements.

Brutal

Elevation: Increase of up to 2000 metres with very challenging climatic conditions (e.g. ice, snow, humidity, heat or at high altitude) and or technical terrain.

Suitable for: Very experienced long distance ultra runners (min 3 years’ experience) or are doing regular long distance running (>50 miles) with elevation and conditions shown (where possible). Admission to these races is often subject to evidence of recent qualifying race participation and recent medical examination certificate. Purchase of specialist kit is often recommended for these races.

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